Creating hard and sharp shadows.
Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:04 PM
Now considering that the projected subject, like a hand or a puppet has to be out of shot but will throw a softer shadow when closer to the light source is there any ways of 'resharpening' the shadow say with a lens?
Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:31 PM
Posted 17 April 2010 - 05:02 PM
Posted 17 April 2010 - 08:58 PM
So the further away the light source is from the puppet, the better. And the smaller the light source (or lens in front of it) the better.
Have you considered using a slide projector as your light source?
Alternatively, how big is your puppet? Can you use it horizontally over the surface of an old overhead projector (the sort used to project full page size transparencies?) Or re-rig one of those to have a vertical light plane?
Posted 18 April 2010 - 01:35 PM
Hi Dominic, I literally dreamt of using a slide-projector last night and tried both my slide-projector and super 8 projector this morning, the slide projector was bright and very sharp, though the cine-projector was sharper but obviously has a rotating shutter that may cause some problems.
I never thought of an old overhead projector - I completely forgot they once existed! Lets hope I can still locate one.